Here we have the painting Aaron bought me for my wedding gift! it used to be centered, but then we put that shoe shelf next to the couch, so we'll need do something about that.
And also the couch he bought right after we were engaged (perfectly timed for moving in)
this picture wouldn't go right side up. I always thing bloggers are weird when they do that... but i tried for like 15 minutes. it was important because this is what we call the "Jesus wall" because sometimes Aaron locks the keys in the house and has to climb in through that window and carefully put Jesus down so he doesn't break anything. My friend Rach drew that center picture. That mirror doesn't have a home yet, mostly because our walls are make of cinderblocks? but only in some places. I don't really know what's up with it.
Here is our TV stand (thanks Noriko!), longboards (we live in provo), and mess of cords.
When I was fifteen I re-upholstered these chairs. They were given as hand me downs TO my parents when they first got married. awesome.
This is what my mom calls the "Easy bake oven" it's pretty small and works out for a family of two. That sign says "Bonnie's Kitchen" SUH WEET! My grandma had it in her kitchen for years.
This is kind of what I consider our closet/catch all area. I wish I had a closet.
the view of our bathroom. the sink is right behind the door.
Our fridge! can you find your wedding invitation?
Above said fridge
I bought this at a yard sale some guy had in our front yard, it's suh weeeet but we definitely will need a real wall to hang that baby up. one day....
Onto my favorite feature of this apartment...
Our bedroom is ACROSS THE HALL FROM THE REST OF IT!!!!!
Oh wait, we do have a closet, but we kind of live in it...
I think our apartment is adorable. I really do. I cried a little when I tried to hang pictures up and the nails wouldn't go into the wall, but all and all I find it really charming and unique, and maybe I'll be able to make something out of it. Also it is a lot bigger than it looks, i just wanted to crop out all of the messy things... but it is small, and perfect for us! And the bedroom deal is hilarious... there's ONE outlet in the living room, cords dragging all around the corners, holes in the walls, old carpet, lack of storage space - all in all we love this place it's our first home and fun adventure. I think my only real complaint has been the weird walls and trying to hang pictures. (i resorted to the sticky kind, even though we're not supposed to) I love it!
I love those team building activities where you write secret notes about what you like about eachother. Totally cheesy right? but I love doing it. We used to do it in young women's a lot. We did that at work today, and I love leaving little notes for people. And lets be real I like the ones I get back too!
Here are a few:
Happy ALL the time
You are free spirited and carefree
Just got married
I think I know who wrote all three of these and I guess I'm always suprised people think I'm happy all the time! I'm worried I'm mean to everyone. Maybe thats what makes me happy? haha.
I might be learning to cook??????? Just on accident. I just kind of threw some ingredients onto a pan last night and wrapped it in a tortilla right before we had to watch kids in the nursery. Now I'm eating it for lunch (at 9 am? breakfast? double breakfast? I guess I couldn't wait) and it's deeelishhussssss.
I was in Florida for my work and I stayed at the Gaylord Palms convention center.
It was pretty awesome.
I had been engaged for maybe a month and I was working twelve hour shifts and everyone was moody and I think everybody cried at some point, but I thought I was doing pretty well! I was tired, and my feet hurt from wearing my shoes... you know the ones. the only ones i've worn for the last like... 10 months. I even wore them to my wedding?
Then -- my cellphone got stolen/lost...
I CRIED for like four hours. And called Aaron on the phone like 5 times from five different numbers.
I was just thinking how Aaron is perfect for me and deals with me in my most ridiculous and crazy mad woman times.
He nods, shakes his head and holds me tight. Even if I'm crying over something as silly as having nothing to wear to church or needing to clean the bath tub.
Sometimes, about once or twice a year I go through this period where I'm... almost afraid to get out. I have really bad anxiety. It's gotten so much better than high school.
I don't see friends I want to see or do things that I want to do and I just hole up in m y house. Other than that I feel like I'm a really social person. But, here is why:
around this time of year I feel like I'm the most annoying/craziest/weirdest/ugliest/fattest friend you've ever had. I worry that people don't really want to hang out with me, but feel like they have to because we've been friends for so long. I drop commitments because I'm afraid that people felt like they just had to invite me to something. I'm afraid that noone really likes me. I'm afraid that everything I say is stupid, and that behind my back people feel bad for me. Not talk bad about me, but pity me in a "what a loser, poor girl, lets befriend her" kind of way. I know it's probably not actually the case, who invites someone they hate to a wedding/bachelorette party/dinner? It's really hard for me to get out of my shell, and sometimes I think even my bffs are sick of me.
I ask people " am I being annoying?" and they reply "No! we think you're funny," and in my head I say "oh my gosh why did you ask that? you're so annoying, of course they had to say that" I don't know why I'm compelled to ask if I'm being annoying. I just get so self-concious when these times of year come around. I can't sleep -- thinking about who I've wronged that day. I ask Aaron like 54390583490 billion times a day if he's mad or if I should leave him alone.
I'm not trying to get pity or even make an excuse for not being around. I don't feel like I'm secluded or anything either? I'm sorry this sounds like I'm trying to get like, pity or something. I guess I just need to blog this out of my head... I'm really sorry I have such good friends (especially mgs) and I haven't even been around. . . and I just worry so much about being in a social setting. This sounds so lame and uncharacteristic of me right? (not that i'm flaky, thats true, but that I don't want to get out? meet people? you know?) I think it's a reason I didnt' go to church for quite awhile too.
I'm just really sorry I'm a flaky friend I promise to try harder!
Waitress is my favorite movie of all time. I think I can quote it better than Juno, although I'm not sure I've seen it as many times as Juno. I don't know why I love those movies so much, but I just realized they're both about pregnant chicks.
I think my favorite part of Waitress is when Jenna asks her boss if he's happy. He replies:
"Well if you're asking me a serious question, I'll tell you: I'm happy enough. I don't expect much, I don't give much, I don't get much. I generally enjoy whatever comes up. That's the truth, summed up for your feminine judgment. I'm happy enough,"